Top 5 best and top 5 worst NHL teams following January

NHL, Boston Bruins, Patrice Bergeron #37. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images )
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The NHL is really going now. The stretch run of the season is upon us as we are now in February. The All-Star Game is upon us and we are going to see some of the best players in the world dazzle us with their amazing skills. It should be a really fun month.

During the season so far, there have been some amazing storylines. Both Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin are playing at an elite level after all these years and their teams are in the thick of the playoff race as a result of it.

Connor McDavid continues to prove that he is the best player in the world and pretty much has the Hart Trophy already all wrapped up. The things he does on a nightly basis are enough to make hockey fans tune into every Edmonton Oilers game.

The NHL is loaded with lots of great storylines across the entire league.

There have been some amazing comeback stories, but nobody is having a “comeback player of the year” season more than Erik Karlsson who is all the way back to being a Norris Trophy-caliber player. As of right now, he deserves to win it again.

There are also some breakout stars this year that have taken their game to the next level. Players like Jack Hughes, Tage Thompson, and Rasmus Dahlin were all high draft picks and they are amongst the best young players in the league right now.

With all of these storylines going on in the league, it makes for amazing entertainment. Of course, there are good teams trending toward the playoffs and there are bad teams trying to win the Draft Lottery. These are the top five best teams and the top five worst teams in the league: